Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is among the leading fine art auction houses of the world; a globally recognized brand with national salerooms and over 20 collecting categories. We offer buyers and sellers access to the global fine art market and provide unparalleled client service. Our firm’s international reach and online presence ensures the exposure needed to achieve top results for property at auction.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers offers auction, estate and valuation services and prepares market value, gift tax, insurance and estate tax appraisals. Because of our relationships with members of the trade, private clients, museums and institutions, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers is also called upon to broker private treaty sales for many of our clients.

Auction Services

Selling at auction is an effective method for realizing the maximum value of unique and rare assets. Our specialists are able to provide estimates and guidance as to the best approach to offering property at auction. Their expertise and market insight ensures that every item reaches the world’s most likely bidders through personal outreach, marketing and publicity.

We offer a wide range of services during the consignment process, including the coordination of professional packing, shipping and full insurance coverage. Seller’s commissions are based upon the ultimate scope and value of the property consigned. Our firm works closely with consignors to present a competitive fee structure for each consignment.

trusts and estates services

Trust and Estate Services

Estate settlement is a meticulous and multi-faceted process. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers provides executors, fiduciaries and beneficiaries throughout the country with confidential and customized appraisals and disposition services. All appraisals are prepared fully in accordance with USPAP guidelines and meet all current requirements set forth by the IRS.

We recognize that each client and appraisal situation is unique and often involves multiple asset categories and residences. Our Trusts and Estates department offers services that are tailored to meet our clients’ timelines and specifications.

Our specialists offer complimentary walk-through services with the goal of providing an accurate representation of each items’ value based on the current auction market. A detailed proposal outlining the manner in which a sale will be conducted from the initial value assessment to removal of the property and settlement is provided to all parties involved.


Molly Gron

Senior Director of Business Development

Katelyn Matusik

Estates and Appraisals Manager

Michigan, Indiana and Ohio

Katelyn Finn

Director of Business Development, Midwest

Appraisal Services

Our exceptional team of specialists regularly appraises property by analyzing market trends and conducting comprehensive research. Specialists evaluate thousands of objects each year for auction, allowing them to closely monitor the nuances of the current market.

Professional appraisals are prepared for estate tax, gift tax, charitable contribution, insurance and for equitable distribution purposes.

  • Estate Tax
  • Gift Tax
  • Charitable Contribution
  • Insurance
  • Appraisals for Corporate Valuation Needs

Our trust and estates department recognizes that each client and appraisal situation is unique and often involves multiple asset categories and residences. Fees for appraisals are determined by the number of specialists, hours involved and the necessary travel and expenses. Our competitive fees are negotiated based upon the express needs of each client and are competitive within the marketplace.

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Valuation Services

Our Trusts and Estates department works closely with fiduciaries, private clients, institutions and corporations to coordinate the valuation of personal property. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers recognizes the importance of determining proper asset valuation in order to ensure that property is appropriately maintained, reported or sold in a manner that fully maximizes value.

We offer complimentary walk-through services with the goal of providing an accurate representation of value based on the current auction market.

Important Estates

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers regularly handles significant estates from around the country including property from the estates and collections of Oprah Winfrey, Leona Helmsley, John Belushi, David Stickelber, Lilly Pulitzer, Arthur Rubloff, Mrs. Robert R McCormick, the Potter Palmer families, Reid I. Martin, Mary Porter, Gerard Cafesjian, William e. Benjamin II, Marvin and Margaret Katz, Elizabeth Cheney, Dr. Paul J. Vignos, Jr., Barbara Miller Anton, Ralph Esmerian and the Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, among many others.

Important Collections

Our firm has also handled numerous highly visible special event auctions including the sale of memorabilia from the historic Comiskey Park, the former home of the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Stadium, the former home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks. Both auctions were held at the legendary stadiums with an audience of thousands of bidders. Leslie Hindman auctioneers also offered key property from the Caribou Ranch and Recording Studio, which served as an artistic haven for significant recording artists such as Elton John, Michael Jackson, the Beach Boys and many others.

Museum Services

Led by Senior Advisor, Michael Shapiro, our Museum Services department has been privileged to work with many important museums and institutions throughout the country. Our firm is committed to achieving the highest levels of success for our institutional clients, whether we are assisting with valuations, consignments or acquisitions.

Appraisal and consulting services are offered to museums and institutions at little or no cost for the purposes of insurance, charitable contribution, gift tax and fair market value, as well as potential acquisitions and collection management. Each museum and institutional client receives unparalleled access to a dedicated team of specialists who will maximize the sale of a single item or an entire collection.

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers specialists regularly participate as panelists, charity auctioneers, and speakers at special events, art fairs and conferences around the country. We host tours and museum groups in all of our auction facilities.

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